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Beyond The Wall: Four Ways To Creatively Use Excess Wallpaper To Beautify Your Home

Hanging paper on your walls is one of the least expensive means to add character to your home. With the right texture and patterns, even the simplest of wallpapers can transform a room from drab to fab. However, whenever you purchase wallpaper, you likely don’t use up all the rolls. As a result, there are scraps left that you either choose to throw or to keep. Leftover wallpaper doesn’t have to end up in the trash bin or as additional clutter in your cabinet. Instead, you can use it to further enhance the visual appeal of your home. Here are four creative ways to use scrap wallpaper into a decorative element. Lovely table Give an old table a new lease on life by decoupaging it with wallpaper. Paint the surface of the table with metallic paint. For a little sheen, add a coat of metallic glaze. Next, cut out your scrap wallpaper to fit the size of the table top. After which, coat the table top with decoupage glue and apply the wallpaper you’ve just cut. Apply several layers of decoupage glue on the surface, letting each coat dry before adding the next. To protect your decoupaged table from damage, spray its top with a sealant. You may also do this to other furniture you rarely or no longer use, such as an ordinary wood kitchen chair. Sexy back Who says bookcases or cabinets have to be boring? You can turn these furniture into one-of-a-kind pieces by lining their backs with wallpaper. Cut several pieces of wallpaper to fit the size of the bookcase or cabinet’s back. Then, attach each piece with a double-stick tape or removable mounting squares. With these simple additions, you will be surprised to see how your bookcases and cabinets look more aesthetically pleasing. Framed art You do not have to apply wallpaper to an entire wall to add a splash of colour to your space or make it speak. You will be able to get the same effect by creating a wall gallery made of framed wallpaper. Cut out several squares of wallpaper of different patterns but with coordinating colours. Place each piece in an inexpensive frame and group the pieces together on the wall for an eye-catching artwork for your space. Reduce the glare  Lamps are usually plain and don’t necessarily add to the décor of a room. However, you can change this by covering their shades with wallpaper. Simply spread your extra roll of wallpaper on a flat surface. Then, roll the shade along the paper and trace both its edges. To ensure the right coverage, add ½ to 1 inch on your measurement. Apply the wallpaper onto the shade using a spray adhesive. Snip the excess paper on the edges at even intervals and fold them to the back of the shade, securing them with spray adhesive. As you can see, there are a number of things you can do to use leftover wallpaper to further improve the appearance of your home. It is just a matter of tapping into your creativity to make the most of it. Carrie Abraham enjoys writing as much as she enjoys doing improvements around her house. Although she has written a number of articles about a wide variety of topics, she considers home décor, repair and maintenance as her favourites. She also regularly writes content for Lothian Skip Hire, a Skip Hire Company based in Stirling. (Photo Courtesy of Stock.Xchng)
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Beyond The Wall: Four Ways To Creatively Use Excess Wallpaper To Beautify Your Home

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Hanging paper on your walls is one of the least expensive means to add character to your home. Here we explore (4) ways to use it for beautifying your abode.

Hanging paper on your walls is one of the least expensive means to add character to your home. With the right texture and patterns, even the simplest of wallpapers can transform a room from drab to fab. However, whenever you purchase wallpaper, you likely don’t use up all the rolls. As a result, there are scraps left that you either choose to throw or to keep.

Leftover wallpaper doesn’t have to end up in the trash bin or as additional clutter in your cabinet. Instead, you can use it to further enhance the visual appeal of your home. Here are four creative ways to use scrap wallpaper into a decorative element.

Lovely table

Give an old table a new lease on life by decoupaging it with wallpaper. Paint the surface of the table with metallic paint. For a little sheen, add a coat of metallic glaze. Next, cut out your scrap wallpaper to fit the size of the table top. After which, coat the table top with decoupage glue and apply the wallpaper you’ve just cut. Apply several layers of decoupage glue on the surface, letting each coat dry before adding the next. To protect your decoupaged table from damage, spray its top with a sealant. You may also do this to other furniture you rarely or no longer use, such as an ordinary wood kitchen chair.

Sexy back

Who says bookcases or cabinets have to be boring? You can turn these furniture into one-of-a-kind pieces by lining their backs with wallpaper. Cut several pieces of wallpaper to fit the size of the bookcase or cabinet’s back. Then, attach each piece with a double-stick tape or removable mounting squares. With these simple additions, you will be surprised to see how your bookcases and cabinets look more aesthetically pleasing.

Framed art

You do not have to apply wallpaper to an entire wall to add a splash of colour to your space or make it speak. You will be able to get the same effect by creating a wall gallery made of framed wallpaper. Cut out several squares of wallpaper of different patterns but with coordinating colours. Place each piece in an inexpensive frame and group the pieces together on the wall for an eye-catching artwork for your space.

Reduce the glare

 Lamps are usually plain and don’t necessarily add to the décor of a room. However, you can change this by covering their shades with wallpaper. Simply spread your extra roll of wallpaper on a flat surface. Then, roll the shade along the paper and trace both its edges. To ensure the right coverage, add ½ to 1 inch on your measurement. Apply the wallpaper onto the shade using a spray adhesive. Snip the excess paper on the edges at even intervals and fold them to the back of the shade, securing them with spray adhesive.

As you can see, there are a number of things you can do to use leftover wallpaper to further improve the appearance of your home. It is just a matter of tapping into your creativity to make the most of it.

Carrie Abraham enjoys writing as much as she enjoys doing improvements around her house. Although she has written a number of articles about a wide variety of topics, she considers home décor, repair and maintenance as her favourites. She also regularly writes content for Lothian Skip Hire, a Skip Hire Company based in Stirling.

(Photo Courtesy of Stock.Xchng)

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